The following is a notice of auction published on Monday, July 12, 1819 in the Salisbury & Winchester Journal. For sale are various propterties in Frome, Somerset following the death of one John Church Esq.
FOR SALE by AUCTION, by Messrs. HARDING and HARROLD, on Thursday the 15th day of July 1819, at 5 o’clock in the evening, at the George Inn, in Frome-Selwood, (unless previously disposed of by private contract, of which notice will be given,)
The FREEHOLD ESTATES, Annuity or Rent-Charge of £222. 16s. 8d per annum, and Beneficial Interest in £1400, now insured in the Westminster Life Insurance Office, hereafter described, lately belonging to John Church, Esq. deceased, and which will be sold by order of his Executrix.
Lot 1. That capital Messuage or Dwelling House, with the stables, coach-house, and other very extensive and appropriate offices, front and back courts, lately occupied by John Church, Esq. deceased, and now by Mrs. Church. The Tenement or Dwelling House and back yard adjoining, and occupied therewith, called Knapp’s House. The Tenement or Dwelling House adjoining, occupied by Edward Haines. These premises are situate in the Market-place, in the best part of the town of Frome, contain a frontage of 99 feet, and are 80 feet in depth backwards, or thereabouts; forming at present a most eligible family residence, and from the extent of front and quantity of ground, presenting a most desirable situation for establishing shops in any business desiring room.
Lot 2. All that Garden lying near the messuage and occupied therewith, adjoining the River Frome, containing in length against the river 115 feet, and by admeasurement 18 perches or thereabouts. Also all those Buildings adjoining, now used as a slaughter-house and stable, occupied by James Cox. The ground, from its situation, being within a few yards of the Market-place and adjoining the River, might be appropriated to many purposes for which the water would be deemed of great value.– These two lots are Freehold, and will be sold in reversion after the death of a lady aged 75 years.
Lot 3. The Beneficial Interest of the said J. Church, Esq. in an Annuity of £222. 16s. 3d payable quarterly, and secured on the Manor and Estate of Orchardleigh, in the county of Somerset, payable during the life of Sir Thomas Champneys, Bart. being part of a yearly Rent Charge of £315 granted to him, issuing out of the said estate. The purchaser will be entitled to the reversion of the said annuity of the said annuity of £222. 16s. 8d after the death of lady aged 75 years.
Lot 4. The Beneficial Interest of the said John Church, Esq. in the sum of £1,400, secured by a Policy of Insurance, granted by the Westminster Life Insurance Society, and which will become payable to the purchaser on the death of the said Sir Thomas Champneys, Bart. and a lady, of the respective ages of 74 and 75 years.
For other particulars apply at the Office of Mr. E. Bush, in Trowbridge; or to Messrs. Crocker, land-surveyor, or the Auctioneers, in Frome; where a plan of the two first lots may be seen.